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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Obama's Security

Several Dallas, Texas police officers have publicly registered their outrage at being ordered to halt inspections for weapons at the entrances for Barack Obama's speech last night at Reunion Arena. The order was given by Federal officials in charge of security for the event, and was delivered a full hour before the speech began. Thousands of citizens then entered the building without being searched with electronic hand-wands, period. {per U.P.I.}

Scared yet?

Here is the potential scenario. The present fascist U.S. government allows death and destruction to strike a presidential candidate (pick one); the urban population across America is incited to riot, as occured after the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.; based on that manufactured 'emergency', Mister Bush declares himself dictator {'Unitary Executive') per Presidential Directive 51.

That document, "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive {N.S.P.D.-51 and H.S.P.D.-20}", was posted on the White House website on 9 May 2007, and is still there.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

February Quotations

"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"You can have your own opinion, but you can't have your own facts."
~~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan [1927-2003]

“As long as men are not free – in their lives and their opinions, their speech and knowledge – that long will the American Revolution not be finished.”
~~ Robert F. Kennedy [1925-68], at Queens College in New York City (15 June 1965)

"In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles."
~~ David Ben-Gurion [1886-1973]

"There's no difference between one's killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It's exactly the same thing."
~~ Golda Meir [1898-1978]

"If {the U.S. Marines in Lebanon} have been put there to fight, there are far too few. If they've been put there to be killed, there are far too many."
~~ U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings (1983)

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness."
~~ Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951]

"Intellect does not attain its full force until it attacks power."
~~ Madame de Stael [1766-1817]

"Consciousness is a disease."
~~ Miguel de Unamuno [1864-1936]

"Intellectual passion drives out sensuality."
~~ Leonardo Da Vinci [1452-1519]

"Our dignity is not in what we do but what we understand. The whole world is doing things."
~~ George Santayana [1863-1952]

"Only in show business could a guy with a C-minus average be considered an intellectual."
~~ Mort Sahl

"There are some things [that] only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe."
~~ George Orwell [1903-50]

"What luck for rulers that men do not think."
~~ Adolf Hitler

"In the U.S., you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom. Make no mistake, all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S."
~~ William S. Burroughs [1914-97]

"It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection."
~~ Antonio Tabucchi

"If this is a recession in the general economy, then it is a depression in the black community."
~~ Kevin Alexander Gray (2007)

"Let's get to work!"
~~ John Edwards (campaign withdrawal speech, 30 January 2008)

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
~~ Walter Bagehot [1826-77] (in 1853)

"Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of the year."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"In the human heart, new passions are forever being born. The overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another."
~~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld [1613-80]

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way [that] you carry it."
~~ Lena Horne

"You don't get to be the best because you're the oldest, you get to be the oldest because you're the best."
~~ Bushmill's Whiskey ad

"Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough."
~~ George Washington Carver [1864-1943]

"The Democratic Party's biggest problem is we can't count, and the Republicans can."
~~ John Edwards campaign advisor David 'Mudcat' Saunders

"It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions [that] they attack."
~~ Voltaire [1694-1778]

"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you."
~~ Western saying

"To be young, really young, takes a long time."
~~ Pablo Picasso [1881-1973]

"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."
~~ Wm. Shakespeare

"Old men start wars, young men fight them. And everyone in the middle gets killed. War is natural. Peace is an accident. We're animals."
~~ Sylvester Stallone (thesis of "Rambo" [2008], cut from the film)

"The only country which any man has a right to love is one where there is balanced judgment, justice founded on wisdom, a free spirit, and a temperate mind."
~~ Judge Learned Hand [1872-1961]

"There is not one Republican today who can be trusted."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"The worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated."
~~ Pericles [495–429 B.C.E.]

{previous quotations are posted
at the Working Minds website}

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Fiscal Idiocy

• During George W. Bush's State of the Union Address last month, he proposed money for an Urban Pell Grant program for poor kids. He also proposed a sleight-of-hand tax cut for the Wealthy Class.

Dividing the $300 million amount proposed for the 15 million poor kids in America by the body count gives them $20 each toward their high school & college educations. {Whoop-te-do!}

Coincidentally, there are also around 15 million millionaires in the U.S., and dividing the $4.3 trillion amount proposed for the group by that body count gives each and every one of the millionaires $287,000 each – free money for the Wealthy Class, taken out of your pocket. [For more details, see muckraker Greg Palast's blogsite.}

• The emergency economic stimulous package is too late and too small. The current plan (still being fine-tuned in Congress) would have $100 billion sent out this Summer as rebates, which is $600 for most taxpayers.

• Last week, Dubya foisted his final budget on the American people, saying that there are major savings. However, the cold-hearted cuts to social programs like Medicare are over-ridden by huge increases in transfer payments to the Oligarchy. The deficit spending in this budget will be borne by the next President (whoever it is), and is twice the deficit of last year. This $410 billion deficit factors out as $1,400 per each and every resident man, woman & child in America =or= $4,100 for each taxpayer.

• Bush's bogus bribe of the American taxpayer gives each one $600 to spend this Summer AND the payback is $4,100 plus interest.

That being the deal, and the willingness of the sheeple to ask for more fiscal damage to be paid off by our grandchildren – well, maybe Bush isn't the fiscal idiot, the American taxpayer/voter is.

• When 'Dutch' Reagan took office, the National Debt was a mere $930 billion, which he and Bush 41 quadrupled (an increase of 300%). Clinton, during his first term, slowed the increase to 25%, and in his second term produced a balanced budget and a budget surplus. Bush 43 immediately squandered that surplus and has since *doubled* the horrible number of January 2001, and will leave office with a National Debt over $10 trillion, maybe more.

Dividing that amount by taxpayers gives a portion of $100,00 each; dividing by the population gives a portion of $35,000 for each and every man woman & child in America. (A minimum wage two-income family of five owes $175,000 to the future, and thus are effectively indentured servants.)

• But We The People do not have to pay this Republican National Debt. We did not ask for it, we did not benefit from it – the transfer of wealth from the Middle Class to the Oligarchy was and is a scam, done by stealth and under false pretenses.

So let We The People from this time use the term Republican National Debt in all discussions of fiscal matters. That way each Republican taxpayer owes $200,000 and the Democrats & independents can get busy rebuilding the damage done to the Constitution, to the economy, to America's reputation abroad, and to a government that used to work.

The Republicans and their P.N.A.C. storm troops ran up the $9 trillion debt accrued since 1981, so, hey, the Republicans get to pay that debt off.

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